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Winter Fly Fishing

Cold Rewards On The Muskegon River

Winter Steelhead Fly Fishing – February

A balmy 5 degrees at 9am. was the best temperature reading I could find before we headed out for some winter fly fishing today on the Muskegon River. I had certainly hoped it would be a warmer start, but these were the cards we were dealt for today’s charter fly fishing trip. Thankfully the steelhead didn’t seem to mind the chilly temperatures and it wasn’t long before Teresa posed her first Muskegon River steelhead. Teresa’s husband had his chances too, but he readily admits Teresa always gets the photo. Congrats–it was fun for sure!

Capt. Steven Kuieck


After the January thaw a nice bump in water flow has shuffled the deck on the Muskegon River. Quite a number of anglers were throughout the system yesterday hunting chrome. Icy 34 degree water made for a challenging bite in our boat, however RQ guide...

Winter Colors

Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow yesterday–an early spring is on the way. According to Phil, six more weeks of gray skies is what to expect. Fortunately for us, we are able to chase our gray away and marvel at the vibrant hues of...

Good & Tough?

It's a tale of two different worlds right now on the Mo'. Good to excellent winter trout fishing is common place for RQ guide Jay Allen upstream, while the last two days for me has proven difficult with the two-handers for winter steel downstream. The...